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From Literature to Cinema and Back: What Happens When Literary Works are Adapted to Films

CJST 221
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies

Israeli literature has a long history of the written word behind it, which sometimes serves as a burden for Hebrew writers. Israeli cinema, on the other hand, has no tradition of visual representation behind it, no iconic conceptual history. So what happens when a major literary work is adapted to film? Does the film maintain the same approach to the issues that the novel is confronting, or does it find new ways to deal with the subject, reconfiguring the perspective and the hierarchy of its inner elements?
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CJST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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